Senior TM Technologist - Blood Bank - Days

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(3/20/2024 4:58 PM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code

Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine, as a Senior Medical Technologist in the Clinical Blood Bank LabIn this role as a Senior Medical Technologist you will perform routine and esoteric tests, operate state-of-the-art instruments, and manufacture and issue blood components such as washed red cells, leuko-reduced red cells, etc.  You'll be responsible for quality control, instrument maintenance, and method development to support a broad menu of routine and esoteric tests, including antibody identification. This department provides reference laboratory testing to various related and unrelated health care entities, managed care organizations and non-affiliated hospitals, outpatient clinics and private physicians' offices. We offer a full range of diagnostic services in both clinical and anatomical pathology and have various areas of expertise.


*Up to a $10,000 Sign On Bonus Available*


Job Summary


Serves as a subject matter expert within specific laboratory department. Provides leadership in performing complex clinical pathology testing and instrument management of an advanced nature as defined for the specific clinical laboratory service. Routinely performs a wide range of clinical analyses in all sections of the laboratory by properly utilizing a variety of methodologies and instrumentation according to laboratory policies and procedures and in accordance with all regulatory agency requirements in order to provide results of the highest level of quality to physicians and our patients.


Essential Job Functions 

  • Receives specimens submitted to laboratory. 
  • Utilizes policies and procedures for requisition and specimen requirements to determine whether the submitted specimen can be processed for analysis.  
  • Assures proper storage and procedures for specimens that cannot be immediately analyzed. 
  • Conducts preliminary specimen preparations for the analytical process through centrifugation of blood specimens, aliquotting of blood and body fluids and distribution of the prepared specimens to the appropriate sections of the laboratory.
  • Reports all test results in the laboratory information system according to laboratory policies and procedures, within stated turn-around times, and follows appropriate backup procedures during computer downtimes.
  • Practices the proficient and safe use of all equipment necessary for the completion of all duties and responsibilities by following all maintenance, operation, safety and quality controls policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, principles, and instruments and their interrelationships as well as physiological conditions affecting test results.
  • Provide assistance to testing personnel in the absence of an on-site technical supervisor or designee.  
  • Serves as a subject matter expert within specific laboratory department. 
  • Provides support in the evaluation, validation, and implementation of new clinical laboratory procedures, equipment and processes. 
  • Assists lab supervisor on completing assigned projects and tasks in a timely manner with little or no supervision.  
  • Takes initiative to offer suggestions on optimizing workflow, bench assignments and other pertinent areas of the department.  
  • Acts as knowledgeable leader to assist Medical Laboratory Scientist and Technicians.  
  • Helps to resolve technical problems, advanced troubleshooting, make critical decisions and obtain external assistance if necessary.  
  • Evaluates need for training, education and helps to create educational resources, job aides and training resource material.
  • Analyzes all test and quality controls and reviews for errors, inconsistencies and deviations prior to reporting results.  
  • Initiates and documents troubleshooting and problem solving to resolve issues.
  • Communicates information or problems with laboratory team and leadership in a respectful and proactive manner.
  • Assists in maintaining continual compliance with policies, procedures and record keeping necessary to meet standards of accrediting or regulatory agencies.  
  • Assists in the training and ongoing continuing education of laboratory testing personnel, students, pathology residents, fellows and others.  
  • Provides assistance in complying with the quality management program 
  • Participate in educational and training activities to acquire new skills, maintain technical relevance and improve proficiency. 
  • Provides patient-focused care in a clinical setting through the accurate performance of routine and complex tests through the pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic stages.
  • Answers inquiries regarding specimen handling, results and other technical information.  
  • Appropriately assists clinicians with requests and seeks out resources necessary when information is not available to answer questions.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Must satisfy CLIA ‘88 qualification requirements for testing personnel performing high complexity testing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Certification or eligibility as medical technologist (MT) through American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent 
  • At least three years of prior work experience applicable to the specific technical discipline.
  • Knowledge and ability to use laboratory and hospitals information systems. 
  • Ability to use and understand basic statistical concepts and methods that are commonly utilized in clinical laboratory science.  
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.  
  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to work in stress situations, and pay attention to details. 


 Position Details 

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-time (1.0)
  • Shift:  Day Shift + Rotating Weekends and Holidays
  • Unit/Department: Clinical Blood Bank Lab
  • CBA code: Non-Union


Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics


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